Van Ness Feldman Releases Summary of EPA RFS Regulations

May 12, 2009

Van Ness Feldman Releases Summary of EPA RFS Regulations

Washington— Van Ness Feldman, a leading energy law and public policy firm, recently released its independent digest of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed regulations to implement the renewable fuels standard (RFS).

The new program, known as RFS2, mandates levels of renewable fuels to be used by the nation’s transportation sector by 2022, with benchmarks for advanced biofuels, biomass-based diesel, and cellulosic biofuels.

“Given our firm’s expansive work in the biofuels industry, including second generation fuels such as cellulosic ethanol and algae-based biofuels, we believed this type of summary document was much needed,” said Curt Rich, head of Van Ness Feldman’s Public Policy practice.  “We wanted to help biofuel producers and feedstock providers understand how the proposed federal RFS rules will impact their business.”

Van Ness Feldman’s report summarizes the 600-page EPA proposed rulemaking, covering topics such as impacts to feedstocks, inclusion of lifecycle greenhouse gas analysis, treatment of existing facilities, and biofuel funding opportunities.

The full summary document can be found on the Van Ness Feldman website.

For more information, call 202-298-1890.


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